Section 21 – Service of documents by electronic communication
125.Section 56 of the 1979 Act makes provision for the service of a document by:
delivering it to the person on whom it is to be served;
leaving it at the usual or last known place of abode of that person;
sending it in a pre-paid registered letter or by recorded delivery; or
affixing it to the monument or to some object on the site of the monument, when the usual or last known address of the person cannot be found.
126.Section 21 amends section 56 of the 1979 Act by making provision for the service of documents by electronic means.
127.Section 21(1) inserts new section 56(1)(ca) into the 1979 Act, which allows a document or notice under the Act to be served by electronic means in specified circumstances.
128.Section 21(2) inserts new section 56(1A) into the 1979 Act, which sets out specific requirements with which documents served electronically must comply.